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Adrelink Fails On Windows 2012 R2 with Fatal Error LNK1181 (Doc ID 2393562.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.2.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


New installation of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 on Windows 2012 R2 fails on post installation Steps with the following error:

LINK : warning LNK4044: unrecognized option '/LIB/MSVCRT.LIB'; ignored
LINK : warning LNK4044: unrecognized option '/LIB/OLDNAMES.LIB'; ignored
LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Windows Kits/8.1/LIB/winv6.3/um/x86/WINSPOOL.LIB'
[E:/PRODP/fs1/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/bin/adaimgr.exe] Error 157
Done with link of all ad executables on Wed Apr 11 09:46:34 SAST 2018
Relink of all modules failed.

Steps to reproduce the issue:
The document used to perform the upgrade is the following:
- Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (Doc ID 1330706.1)

Doc ID 1330706.1 states the following:

"For Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Desktop, refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1959460.1 , Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Desktop with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Microsoft Windows for more information."

The error occurs when executing step 7 of section "Appendix B: Prerequisite Patches and Related Maintenance Steps" in Document 1959460.1:


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